October 26, 2015
by Dr. John Overholt
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Why Can’t I Give My Allergy Shots At Home?

  Immunotherapy should be administered in a setting that permits the prompt recognition and management of adverse reactions. The preferred location for such administration is the prescribing physician’s office. However, patients can receive immunotherapy injections at another health care facility … Continue reading

June 3, 2015
by Dr. Megan Stauffer
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Summertime allergies

Spring is over. Summer is here! For many people with springtime allergies, this is a relief. Unfortunately, the summer offers allergy issues of its own. While tree pollen is mostly gone, grass pollen is here and can cause all the … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
by Dr. John Overholt
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Allergy Shots Reduce Sinus Infections, Sore Throats

Allergies are much more than just a runny nose. We all know they can cause  the acute misery of sneezing, itchy eyes and nasal congestion, but they affect people in numerous other ways. One of the most common complications of … Continue reading

December 18, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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FDA Advisory Committee Supports Two New Sublingual Grass Tablets

The FDA advisory committee has recommended approval of two new sublingual tablets for the treatment of grass allergy.  The FDA is not bound to follow the recommendation of the advisory committee, but it usually does. So, what does this mean … Continue reading

October 14, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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Asthma Medication Costs

The lead article in the Sunday’s New York Times is ostensibly about medication costs in general, but it focuses on allergy and asthma medication costs. I’ve blogged about this before, several years ago in fact, but the problem persists. Allergy … Continue reading

October 8, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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On The Safety of Allergy Shots or Why Can’t I Do This At Home

Primum non nocere– First, do no harm- Hippocrates Most treatments in medicine are a balance of safety and effectiveness, risk and benefit. Allergy shots are no different. When done properly, they can be life-changing. They do, however, carry some risk, … Continue reading